The second amendment reads very clearly, “…the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Fourteen words, something so simple in its declaration and yet clearly a nightmare to legislate. It was once said, “I carry a gun because carrying a police officer would be too heavy.” As Americans, we need to have the ability to protect ourselves when the need arises.
Laws designed to protect us by disarming the populace do not work. Every state in our nation recognizes this and it is for this very reason that all 50 states have conceal carry laws. The problem is there is no reciprocity between the states. This means that every time you cross a state line you need to worry as to whether or not you are in violation of the law.
There is reason to believe that this may have been settled constitutionally. The second Amendment allows the carrying of a gun and the fourteenth amendment would prohibit the taking of this right without due process. It is same reasoning that all marriage licenses must be accepted across state lines.
It is time that we stood up and demanded that we have the right to protect ourselves regardless of state lines. It is time that we were given a concealed carry reciprocity law.